Carnival cruise ship passenger missing at sea, desperate coast guard search

A search is underway for a Florida man who went overboard on a Carnival cruise ship on Wednesday, near Cuba, the U.S. Coast Guard said.

ABC News reports that Brandon Paul, 23, fell from the eighth deck of a Carnival Victory cruise ship. The incident occurred around 3 a.m. The ship was around 30 miles north of Pinar Del Rio, Cuba, while out on a four-day trip between Key West and Cozumel.

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The coast guard, cruise ship crew members, and the Cuban authorities were all assisting in the search early this morning. Carnival stated that they were also providing support for the people who were cruising with Paul.

It’s still unclear how Paul, a Floral City, Florida, native, fell from the ship. Check back with Crime Online as additional information becomes available.

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